The Trouble with Getting Started: ADHD & Procrastination

It’s hard to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Incorrectly known as attention deficit disorder (ADD), ADHD is partly an attention disorder that affects people in different ways.  Some adults with ADHD never received clinical diagnoses as children in their school years.  Adult ADHD is often misdiagnosed as depression or an anxiety disorder and can be overlooked as the source of such symptoms. 

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A Conversation with Dr Edward (Ned) Hallowell – ADHD Q & A

A Conversation with Dr Edward (Ned) Hallowell – ADHD Q & A

A Conversation with Edward (Ned) Hallowell – ADHD Q & A

What if instead of thinking of ADHD as a deficit and a disorder, we saw it for what it really is, a way of being in the world which with the right support can be a wonderful way of being?

Drs Hallowell and Ratey introduced a new term for ADHD in their latest book ADHD 2.0. It’s VAST, or Variable Attention Stimulus Trait. The old term with its emphasis on pathology, on a “deficit disorder” is inaccurate and stigmatizing. The new term is far more accurate, allowing for positive attributes, not just negative ones.

Join us in conversation with Dr Hallowell as he answers some ADHD questions and explains the rich and complex world of VAST and how a simple change in framing can set off an entire shift in thinking and treatment.

About Dr Hallowell

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D. is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and world authority on ADHD. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, and was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 21 years. He is the Founder of The Hallowell ADHD Centers in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Seattle.

He has spent the past four decades helping thousands of adults and children live happy and productive lives through his strength-based approach to neurodiversity, and has ADHD and dyslexia himself.

Dr Hallowell is a New York Times bestselling author and has written 20 books on multiple psychological topics. The groundbreaking Distraction series, which began with Driven to Distraction, co-authored with Dr John Ratey in 1994, sparked a revolution in understanding of ADHD.

As the host of the twice-weekly Distraction podcast, Dr. Hallowell explores with guests how to better connect with others and how each of us can implement strategies that can turn modern problems into new-found strengths. He is also a sought-after international speaker and has presented to thousands on topics including the strengths of ADHD, strategies on handling fast-paced life, parenting and a range of other pertinent family and health issues.

Dr Hallowell has been featured on 20/20, 60 Minutes, Oprah, PBS, CNN, The Today Show, Dateline, Good Morning America, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Time Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe and many more. He is a regular columnist for ADDitude Magazine.

This talk will be highly relevant to adults with ADHD, parents, family members, teachers and other professionals working with neurodiverse children/young adults.

To find out more/book tickets see link in bio.

www.adhdsupportaustralia.com.au/events

Unable to attend and would like to see a recording of this and past talks?

Check out our Patreon membership site:

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The talk commences 9.45am AEST (Sydney time) so if you are not in this time zone please check using this link what time this will be for you.

(Dr Hallowell is calling in from Massachusetts, USA where the time will be 7.45pm Wed 8th September if you’re in the USA)

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I look forward to seeing you there – Vivian

Supporting the social skills & friendships of Children with ADHD with Dr Sarah Wilkes-Gillan

Dr Sarah Wilkes-Gillan – Supporting the Social Skills & Friendships of Children with ADHD

Dr Sarah Wilkes-Gillan PhD; BAppSc(OT)Hons, is an occupational therapist who specialises in helping children with ADHD develop their social, play and friendship skills.

Sarah is passionate about helping children improve these skills, helping them form positive connections with their peers, parents, siblings and teachers and helping them participate in all aspects of their school setting.

Sarah also works at the University of Sydney and has spent over 10 years researching the play and social skills of children with ADHD and how we can support children in developing these important life skills.

This talk will be highly relevant to parents, family members, teachers and other professionals working with children with ADHD and/or social skills challenges.

ADHD Support Australia hosts monthly online expert speakers, online ADHD Parenting courses and online PEERS Social Skills for Teens & Young Adults programs.

Please visit the website for more information on these and other supports.

To find out more/book tickets see link in bio.

www.adhdsupportaustralia.com.au/events

Unable to attend and would like to see a recording of this and past talks?

Check out our Patreon membership site:

www.patreon.com/ADHDSupportAustralia

Join our Newsletter list to receive news of events/meetups:

http://eepurl.com/cgdNbz

The talk commences 7pm AEST (Sydney time) so if you are not in this time zone please check using this link what time this will be for you.

https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/

I look forward to seeing you there – Vivian

PS – for teachers in NSW please be advised that NESA have changed their criteria for NESA PD providers and ALL providers who were accredited are now no longer accredited. Therefore, I’m unable to offer teacher PD for this event as I have in the past but it is highly relevant to teachers so please come along and invite your colleagues!

Where Do I Find ADHD Support Online?

COVID-19 has unfortunately impacted many services and you may be asking where do I find ADHD Support online?  Thankfully the foundations laid over the last year or so at ADHD Support Australia in creating an online platform to serve the ADHD community across Australia, means that during this time of social distancing and restrictions, ADHD Support can be easily accessed online, including the monthly expert speaker evenings that were previously held at Pittwater RSL. 

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